National Federation Party MP, Lenora Qereqeretabua’s motion that the amount of $1 million under the Small Grants Project under the Prime Minister’s Office be reduced to $10,000 was defeated in parliament today.
While speaking during the committee of supply stage, Qereqeretabua claimed that this could be used for vote-buying.
While responding to Qereqeretabua, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says these funds are used to provide assistance to deep rural schools that need it and other initiatives for communities.
The Minister for Economy also highlighted that they have reduced the allocation for this.
Sayed-Khaiyum also told Qereqeretabua to listen when explanations are provided.
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